Skip to Main Content


The DiMenna-Nyselius Library is open. To learn more about our resources and services, visit the link below

More details here.

AHST 1002: Migration & Art (Rose)

Subject Matter and Symbolism

Researching Subject Matter and Symbolism

Online Materials:

Encyclopedia of Greek and Roman Mythology (ebook)

The Oxford Classical Dictionary                                                       
Ref. DE 5 .O9 2003
Signed articles cover biography, literature, mythology, and other aspects of the ancient world. All entries include a bibliography.

Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece & Rome 
Offers a comprehensive overview of the major cultures of the classical Mediterranean world—Greek, Hellenistic, and Roman—from the Bronze Age to the fifth century CE.                      

The Encyclopedia of Ancient History
Includes information on people, places, and events of the Ancient Mediterranean region, including the Near East and Egypt, spanning from the late Bronze Age through the seventh century CD.
Online and In Print: Ref. D54 .E53 2013 V. 1-13   

Print Materials:

Brill’s New Pauly: Encyclopaedia of the Ancient World: Antiquity 
Ref. DE 5 .N4813                    
A multi-volume encyclopedia that covers persons, places, events, and ideas from the Greek and Roman worlds.

Cambridge Dictionary of Classical Civilization
Ref. DE 5 .C28 2008

Civilizations of the Ancient Near East
Ref. DS 57 .C55 1995
This four volume set includes essays on the enivronment (e.g., the flora & fauna of the Ancient Near East); population (e.g., ethnic diversity in Ancient Egypt), social institutions (e.g., costume in New Kingdom Egypt); history & culture; economy & trade; technology & artistic production; religion & science; visual & performing arts; and much more.

A Companion to Greek Art
Ref. N 5630 .C716 2012 V1-2
Authoritative account of the development of Greek art through the 1st millennium B, includes forms, materials, types, colonization, iconography, and reception of Greek art in post-classical periods

The Complete Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt
Ref. BL 2450 .G6 W56 2003               
A comprehensive guide to the deities of ancient Egypt. Beautifully illustrated. Index included.
Dictionary of Subjects & Symbols in Art                                         
Ref. N 7560 .H34 2008
A source that explains symbols and illustrates their use. Other helpful symbolism resources include the Illustrated Dictionary of Symbols in Eastern & Western Art: Ref. N 7740 .H35 1994, Gods and Heroes in Art: Ref. N 7760 .I4713 2002, and Symbols and Allegories in Art: Ref N 7740 .B2913 2005.

Dictionary of the Ancient Near East                                                
Ref. DS 56 .D5 2000

Edinburgh Companion of Ancient Greece & Rome  
Ref. DE 59 .E3 2006     

The Encyclopedia of the Egyptian Pharaohs Volume I: Predynastic through Twentieth Dynasty (3300 - 1069  BC)
Ref. DT 58 .B35 2008 v.1

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt  
Ref. DT 58 .094 2001   

Princeton Dictionary of Ancient Egypt
Ref. DT 58 .S55 2008

Greek Art and Archaeology c. 1200 - 30 BC

N 5630 P4813 2016

The Art of Libation in Classical Athens

BL 795 .L53 G53 2018

Who’s Who in Classical Mythology
Ref. BL 715 .G68 1993                                            
Other biographical sources that may be of use include: Gods, Demigods, and Demons: A Handbook of Greek Mythology: Ref. BL 783 .E97 2006, Who’s Who In Egyptian Mythology: Ref. BL 2428.M47 1978 & Who’s Who in the Ancient Near East: Ref. DS 61.5 .L45 1999.

Understanding Greek Vases: a guide to terms, styles, and techniques

Stacks Upper Level NK4645 .C57 2002

Ask a Librarian

Profile Photo
Research Librarians
chat loading...
 Walk-In Hours
203.254.4000 ext. 2188 (call)
203.295.7542 (text)
Research Appointment